Heard over the ABC network in 1948 and 1949, the series originally started out as a 45 minute broadcast and later shortened to 30 minutes.  In 1949 the series moved to NBC where it continued until it's last broadcast in 1954.

The show was sponsored by The Association Of American Railroads and was a relatively late variety show that showcased the classic days of American popular song entertainment.

The cast was led Gordon MacRae, well known for both Broadway and Hollywood appearances, presented musical variety programs  with guest stars such as Jane Powell, Lucille Norman Dorothy Kirsten of the Metropolitan Opera Company.   Music was provided by the Carmen Dragon Orchestra and backed with the Norman Luboff Choir.

The Railroad Hour
Gordon MacRae